5 Reads: Innovation, Mediocre Friends, Meaningless Meetings and More

Here are five reads that have me thinking…

Desirability, Feasibility, Viability: The Sweet Spot for Innovation

Kristann Orton. Medium

Key quote: “But to wait until that vision is completely built to test for desirability, feasibility and viability is foolhardy. Tests for all three characteristics need to be built during implementation so that adjustments can be made to keep you on the right course.” Read the rest here

Self-Promotion Advice for the Extremely Self-Conscious

Melissa Dahl. The Cut

Key quote: “Think of self-promotion as a role you occasionally step into, and will eventually step back out of. Regular You may hate talking about herself, but Job Interview You? She can handle it.” Read the rest here

The Extraordinary Reason Exceptional People Avoid Mediocre Friends 

Mithu Storoni. Inc.

Key quote: “Even if you have a brilliant, world-changing, innovative, streak inside you, you’re at risk of abandoning your entrepreneurial ideas, changing your beliefs and surrendering to the pessimism of naysayers, if you surround yourself by them.” Read the rest here

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

Dorie Clark. Harvard Business Review

Key quote: “Many professionals attempt to cope in a passive-aggressive way, showing up late to meetings or fiddling with their gadgets instead of listening. But that may be the worst choice of all, because it perpetuates an office culture where it’s OK to tune out your colleagues and disrespect others’ time.” Read the rest here

Your 1- Step Process to Ending Burnout

Kristen Ulmer. Thrive Global

Key Quote: “If you step out of your comfort zone, where there is fear, you experience adventure, excitement, growth, and learning. But if you avoid fear, these things dry up, and so too then, does your passion. The same goes for work.” Read the rest here


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